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New York City Authors

written by: Eve
This is a quiz on New York City authors and their works.

Question 1:

This New Yorker is best known for his short stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle.
James Fenimore Cooper
Washington Irving
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Joseph Heller

Question 2:

This author, raised in Brooklyn, New York, wrote The Naked and the Dead.
Norman Mailer
Hunter S. Thompson
Tom Wolfe
Truman Capote

Question 3:

This author, who was born and raised in New York City, is best known for her first novel Fear of Flying.
Sylvia Plath
Ayn Rand
Kate Chopin
Erica Jong

Question 4:

One of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism, he was the author of The Ambassadors and The Portrait of a Lady.
Henry David Thoreau
Henry James
John Dos Passos
Theodore Dreiser

Question 5:

This poet and essayist, often called the father of free verse, penned the poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was initially described as obscene for its overt sexuality.
Walt Whitman
Carl Sandburg
Robert Frost
T. S. Eliot

Question 6:

This American author, noted for his complex novels, wrote Gravity's Rainbow and The Crying of Lot 49.
Saul Bellow
William Saroyan
William Faulkner
Thomas Pynchon

Question 7:

Who penned the epic Cold War history Underworld and the 2007 novel Falling Man, which focuses on the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center?
Ken Kesey
Don DeLillo
William Burrows
Jack Kerouak

Question 8:

This novelist depicted the fictional characters Doctor Daneeka, Snowden, Milo Minderbinder, who are stationed on an island off the coast of Italy during World War II.
J.D. Salinger
Joseph Heller
Isaac Asimov
Edith Warton

Question 9:

What is the subtitle of Herman Melville's popular novel Moby-Dick, which tells the story of a wandering sailor?
The Blue Abyss
The Marlin
The Shark
The Whale

Question 10:

What American novelist, short story writer, and designer won the Pulitzer Prize for the 1920 novel The Age of Innocence?
Nathaniel West
Nora Ephron
Henry Miller
Edith Wharton


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